Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Land Grant College / Sea Grant College
Land Grant College
Congress, through the Morrill Act of of 1862, donated 210,000 acres of public land to Louisiana to provide a college "For the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanical Arts." The land and underlying conditions were accepted by the State in 1869.
The General Assembly established the Louisiana State Agricultural and Mechanical College (at New Orleans) in 1874 and named it the recipient of the Morrill Land Grant.
The A&M College and LSU were "united" in 1877 to become the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, with the combined school continuing to serve as Louisiana's Land Grant College.
Grant Improvement Act of 1976
Louisiana State University
and Mechanical College
is designated a
Sea Grant College
for sustained excellence in research,
education, and public service dedicated to
wise use of America's marine resources
Erected 1978 by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Location. 30° 24.873′ N, 91° 10.703′ Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana State Seminary of Learning Foundation Stone (here, next to this marker); Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (a few steps from this marker); The Louisiana State University (within shouting distance of this marker); Campanile (within shouting distance of this marker); Troy H. Middleton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); LSU Campus Mounds (approx. ¼ mile away); Steve Van Buren (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jim Taylor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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